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Matoya's Cave

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 59   Matoya's Cave

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Y'shtola: Idyllshire - Frontbridge (x:7.7, y:8.7)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Idyllshire

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png58Leaving IdyllshireMainquest1 Icon.png Leaving Idyllshire (Level 58)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 59)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

Experience Points

Miscellaneous Reward
Increased Mount Speed in The Dravanian Hinterlands.
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Y'shtola is ready to lead you to Matoya's Cave.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Y'shtola outside Matoya's Cave.
  • Examine the wall and defeat any enemies that appear. 0/3
  • Speak with Y'shtola.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png59Forbidden KnowledgeMainquest1 Icon.png Forbidden Knowledge (Level 59)
071221.png59A Self-possessed PastimeSidequest1 Icon.png A Self-possessed Pastime (Level 59)
071221.png59A Statuesque InterestSidequest1 Icon.png A Statuesque Interest (Level 59)
071221.png59A Straightforward FancySidequest1 Icon.png A Straightforward Fancy (Level 59)
071221.png59Have I Toad You LatelySidequest1 Icon.png Have I Toad You Lately (Level 59)
071341.png59Saro Roggo's Common LifeFeaturequest1 Icon.png Saro Roggo's Common Life (Level 59)

Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved
Journal detail hr1 08.png Objects Involved
Icy Wall

  • Y'shtola is ready to lead you to Matoya's Cave.
  • According to Y'shtola, the cave in which Matoya resides is situated on the southern edge of the Dravanian hinterlands. Follow the road south through the Answering Quarter, ford the stream when you come to a broken bridge, and rejoin your companions at the base of a bluff.
  • You arrive at the bluff, but there is no cave to be seen. Set aside your skepticism and do as Y'shtola bids: lay a hand upon the nearby wall, and have the other ready to draw your weapon.
  • Laying your hand on the wall, you are set upon by ferocious frogs, but they are no match for you. Speak with Y'shtola to receive further instructions.
  • Y'shtola leads you inside the cave, where you are greeted by Matoya. Following a touching reunion and a brief trip down memory lane, Alphinaud reveals to the old hermit the purpose of your visit: building an aetheric ram and gaining entry to Azys Lla. Much to Y'shtola's surprise, her ordinarily truculent master agrees to lend her aid to your cause.

The Dravanian Hinterlands[edit]

The Collectors' Quarter[edit]


But the final leg of our journey remains. Let us go and meet the legendary Matoya.
The cave in which Matoya resides is situated on the southern edge of the hinterlands. In choosing the spot, my master desired privacy above all else. As such, the cave is extremely well hidden; you'll not find it unless you know to look for it. We shall follow the road south until we reach a bridge. Rather than cross it, however, we shall ford the stream it spans, thence head straight until we arrive at the base of a bluff.

The Collectors' Quarter[edit]

All kinds of herbs grow here, and they appear very well tended.
This is the entrance.
...Hm? You seem unconvinced, Forename. Well, that will only add to the surprise. A word of warning before we proceed: stubborn geniuses make poor hosts, and time will have done naught to improve my master's temperament. Doubt not but that there will be sentinels and traps both to deter unwanted guests. But we'll not be deterred, will we? Go on and touch the wall yonder. You will want to have your weapon near at hand.
What are you waiting for? Go on and touch the wall yonder.
None shall pass, ribbit!
Those sentinels may suffice to discourage the average trespasser, but not the Warrior of Light. The way should now be clear. Come, let us go and see my master.

Matoya's Cave[edit]

Don't you know it's rude to enter without knocking? Hmph, the youth of today─no manners at all...
Though we neglected to knock, we did create something of a commotion. I had hoped that would suffice.
Heavy-handed as ever, I see. And still not a hint of grace. Some things never change.
To give credit where credit is due─I learned from the best. It has been too long, Master Matoya.
Indeed it has. It's good to see you again, my girl, and with your fiery spirit unquenched. But look at you─all grown up and womanly.
...The one there in the fancy duds─that's Louisoix's granddaughter, I take it?
Ahem. Grandson, begging your pardons. You knew my grandfather, my lady?
...Knew him? We were constantly at each other's throats! Like rabid dogs, we were! He was a stubborn bugger, was your grandfather. Never a dull moment when he was around, though, I'll give him that. As for you, boy, I've known you since you were a rosy-cheeked babe at the teat.
And my sister, too, I gather. May I say what an honor it is to meet you again, my lady.
Spare me the hollow pleasantries, boy. I'll wager my remaining good teeth you didn't come to a forgotten corner of Eorzea to flirt with a wrinkly old woman. Now, out with it─what is it you need of me? Azys Lla... I never thought I'd hear that name again...
You are familiar with it?
As familiar as one can get from poring over musty old tomes. The Allagans set the isle afloat not long before the sun set on their empire. Old Louisoix and I often talked about it. The place is home to a research facility dedicated to finding ways of mastering mighty beings such as primals and dragons. And find ways it did, too─frightening ones. Such secrets as lie buried on Azys Lla aren't fit to see the light of day. And now you tell me a band of dragon-baiting primal-botherers are trying to dig them up!?
Indeed. And to make matters worse, the Ascians have a hand in their plot. They must be stopped, no matter the cost.
I see. Very well.
You will help us, then? Truly? I had not anticipated such an impassioned response. Could it be that the presence of young blood has stirred your own?
Aye, some things never change... One day, that pertness is going to cost you your tail, my girl. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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